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latest news, humpty dumpty saved in heroic effort by rescuers.

Another day of grey skies and some rain. Doesn’t bother at all. Keeps the damn dog next door inside.

Sunday is usually a day of doing near nothing but reading the massive pile of two Sunday papers and their magazines and the book reviews from Sat. as well.
So into the mix comes the wife’s ancient but still hardy and mobile 87 yr old auntie. Who we do love so don’t get me wrong. But having been caring for the wife for, I don’t know I lost track of time, anyway along comes Auntie Joan at her suggestion and the wife’s approval.  Which means that the huge pile of winter cloths and coats that were in the sitting room had to be hauled out and placed in the wife’s bedroom next door. Then when dear auntie leaves it all goes back.
Oh right, must make tea 4 two soon. Not a difficult chore as not doing anything fancy.  Those cloths I speak of should have been bagged and put away and suitcases or two in the attic with summer stuff hauled out and reused for winter wear. But things have not worked out that way for all sorts of honest reasons and being lazy is not one of those reasons. So here were are, and in a minute I’ll go into the sitting room and pretend to be happy to see our guest and bring them a cup of tea.  My wife believes the old girl is lonely and needs some company and that’s why she gave the okay for the visit. I imagine that by the time auntie leaves, the wife will need a dose of liq. morphine as her back is hurting badly. She sees her doctor tomorrow morning. Glad for that and overdue.

One must be thankful, and I certainly am, for small mercies.
The visit today just as easily could have been from Poor Brain Dead Cousin Jo. 

OK, onward. This caught my ever roaming eye for the absurd this morning. Could anyone ever make this sort of thing up?
Sure. Not a problem for anyone on the loony left.  Moonbats all.

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Humpty dumpty didn’t get bumped… because he bungee jumped: How our nursery rhymes have been sanitised

New push to save traditional British rhymes and songs from dying out
Classics including Humpty Dumpty re-written with happier ending

By LAWRENCE CONWAY

A new campaign has been launched to save traditional British rhymes and songs amid fears they are dying out.

The push follows sanitised, more upbeat versions of classic nursery rhymes, including Humpty Dumpty, being taught to children.

In one updated version the hero didn’t get bumped or bruised at all, but instead ‘bungee jumped’.

In another instead of being unable to ‘put Humpty together again’, the new version claimed all the King’s horses and all the King’s men ‘made Humpty happy again’.

The English Folk and Dance Society is running the new National Lottery funded campaign to save traditional rhymes and songs.

Rachel Elliott, the society’s education director, told The Telegraph: ‘There can be a risk of people being oversensitive and sanitising these things.

‘They have to be contextualised – we don’t want to condone drunkenness by singing about the Drunken Sailor.

‘But there was a lot of drunkenness at that time. And I don’t think the song is going to encourage it now.’

Humpty Dumpty ‘bungee jumped’
The original children’s poem:

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again!

A new sanitised version: 

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
He didn’t get bruised,
He didn’t get bumped,
Humpty Dumpty bungee jumped!

The society has warned that in some schools children are more likely to learn eastern European or African songs than English ones.

Some songs have been dropped because they refer to death, disease or war in ways that have been judged as no longer be suitable for children.

The society’s new campaign, which has attracted a £585,400 grant, will eventually create the world’s biggest online collection of English folk music, song and dance manuscripts.

Malcolm Taylor, the society’s library director, told The Telegraph: ‘The other cultures that you find in schools have more of a sense of tradition than the indigenous white children.

‘So they will learn about folk songs from other cultures, from Poland, and Africa – as they should, to engage those people – but you need to correct it by increasing the resources for English songs.’

In 2009 a government funded song book changed the lyrics of What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor?  to remove any reference to alcohol or punishment.

The BBC was accused of ‘outrageous’ political correctness in the same year after changing the words to a nursery rhyme on a children’s show.

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